Stevie Wonder Reveals His Last Words To Aretha Franklin Before She Died

The 18-time Grammy award victor inspired multiple singers during her six-decade career from pop diva Mariah Carey and the late Whitney Houston, to Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, and the late Amy Winehouse.

Rumours started that Franklin had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in 2010, but the singer never publicly confirmed that she was sick. "So she was fighting 'til the very end". Stevie said he had a song called, "The Future", and they were going to sing it as a duo. "Everything that she does has an impact on her community and that is why she is always a role model for me".

In late 1968, Franklin was at the pinnacle of her early career, Asleson said.

Franklin's declining health was first disclosed on the Showbiz 411 website late Sunday by Roger Friedman, a reporter and family friend.

He visited her in a room where she was getting ready, and she looked at him and said, "Rev. Al, it don't get better than that, Aretha getting her hair done in the White House with a black president!"

"We were able to feed off of that recognition, feed off of the moment of both sort of realizing that time was extremely precious", he explained.

"I'm sorry, Poppy. I just woke up and got the news".

And though the actor recalled many good times with the chart-topping artist, Turman said his former wife was also known for being "stubborn as hell".

Robinson's admiration for her only grew over the decades.

She did just about everything she every wanted on the stage and in the studio.

Trump's comments, however, proved, as ever, controversial, and not simply because her appearances at his properties hardly amounted to a sustained employment relationship. "We sang at the White House and she was so sweet, she was so cute", Grande told Fallon. "I'm not accustomed to people being nice to me, not that kind of nice, and as a Southern girl, I said, 'She can take care of the hotel, I'll take care of the flights, '" laughed Gaddis.

"She told us to be spicy", Colon said.

"We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds".